Washington Says Monsanto PCB Suit Belongs In State Court

Law360, New York (March 13, 2017, 9:08 PM EDT) -- Washington state on Friday asked a federal judge to remand its lawsuit against Monsanto over the alleged contamination of waterways with polychlorinated biphenyls.

Monsanto Co., Solutia Inc. and Pharmacia Corp. were sued by Washington in state court for polluting a variety of lakes, rivers and waterways with PCBs. The companies removed the case to federal court, but the state now says it belongs where it was first filed, arguing it has asserted state law tort claims for injury to state interests and state resources against a...
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